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America’s top-producing, non-ir
rigated farm county. So, if you
think of delicious, home-cooked
food when Lancaster County com
es to mind, you are not alone. See
how food adds fun to a visit to
A free brochure detailing the
Pennsylvania Dutch Food Festi
val, June 22-24, is available.
Simply phone 1-800-PA DUTCH,
ext. 2425, or write to the Pennsyl
vania Dutch Convention & Visi
tors Bureau, Dept. 2425, SOI
Greenfield Road. Lancaster, PA
John Deere round balers are available in five sizes.
See your dealer about one that’s right for your farm.
Plus, the 375 and3Bs Round
Balers are fast. Delivering quality,
half-ton bales quickly and easily.
Simple, easy-to-use monitoring
takes the guesswork out of making
You can add more quickness to the
375 and 385 with optional double twine
arms that wrap bales 45 percent faster,
plus an optional bale ramp that drops
bales gently... eliminating the need
to back up.
Visit your John Deere dealer to see
why the 375 and 385 Round Balers, and
the other John Deere round balers, are
the fastest moving balers around.
Nothing meets John Deere’s rigid load and
wear standards like the JD8545 bearing.
It’s a I'A-inch bearing that fits most brands
Just $9.61' (JD8545)
Get genuine John Deere quality with
a 1 Vi-inch bearing made for years of
dependable wear. Accept no substitutes,
Only $16.89' (JD9202)
'J'lhn Deere dealers are independent retailers who determine their
wji prices so actual setting prices can vary from the prices shown
Oder good through June 30.1995
This column Is for readers who have questions but
don’t know whom to ask for answers.
“You Ask—You Answer” Is for nori-cooklng ques
tions. When a reader sends In a question, it will be printed
in the paper. Readers who know the answer are asked to
respond by mailing the answer, which will then be printed
in the paper.
Questions and Answers to this column should be
addressed to You Ask—You Answer, Lancaster Farming,
P.O. Box 609, Ephrata, PA 17522. Attention: Lou Ann
There’s no need to send a BASE. If we receive an an
swer to your question, we will publish It as soon as possi
QUESTION —Eva Eby, Manheim, would like to know how
to get climatis vines to bloom.
QUESTION —Lois Burkholder, Washington Boro, wanted
to know why her iris does not bloom.
QUESTION George Ueltzen, Saylorsburg, wanted to
know how to get rid of carpenter bees in his barn and out build
ings, which are full of holes. Nothing but a tennis racket seems
to stop them.
QUESTION —Lois Burkholder, Washington Boro, wanted
to know why her rhubarb goes to seed as soon as it starts
See these John Deere dealers
for great values in parts
t&SRH GUTSHALL’S INC. WKEVILLE
EQUIPMENT INC. Ctrlltlt, PA EQUIPMENT INC.
Mohnlon, PA 717-249-2313 Olty, PA
(nttr Adamdown) 1104174277
BARTRON POLE TAVERN
SUPPLY, INC. K»W EQUIPMENT INC. E q B*.£ Srp
Tunkhtnnoek, PA 502 Cl«m*nt» 9L CUI ®P R?
7uS?011 Moo*Wd.WV 26*30
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CARLYLE A aw-sw-ww MMH-2MO
301-733-1173 LANDIS BROS. INC
Routt 235 m-an-ww
CLUGSTON FARM “"SR 1 *
A TURF, INC. Allantown, PA
Chifflbirtburg, PA 510-3 H-2553
DEERFIELD AG A
TURF CENTER, INC.
Ctnlra Hill, PA
MID Hill, PA
A.B.C. GROFF, INC.
N*w Hollmd, PA
RD «2 Box 74-A
O.C. RICE, INC.
104 North Mdn SI
Blgltrvlllo, PA 17307
GEORGE V. SEIPLE
SALES A SERVICE
N»w Alt«mdri«, PA
Oakland Mila, PA TOBIAS
717-413-2111 EQUIPMENT CO., INC
SALES A SERVICE
Rid Lion, PA
RD «1 Rt 66
Filrmount City, PA EQUIPMENT, INC.
IMPLEMENT CO. M.S. YEARSLEY
RD «1 ■« 277 A SONS
MintfltM, PA 16633 Wist Chittir, PA
QUESTION Margaret Diamond. Kunkletown, would
appreciate information on hair embroidery, instructions on the
craft, Items owned with a history, or items for sale. Send it to
80 Evergreen Lake, Kunkletown, PA 18058*9329.
QUESTION—Joan Francisco, Stroudsburg, would like to
know where to purchase oil of cassia, used in Italian cooking.
QUESTION Norma Jean Yankey, Mt. Solon, Va., has a
Burpee pressure canner Model #AR 1525. The screw in the
control valve is weak and the pressure will not register proper
ly. Does anyone know where she can find another control
valve. The canner is approximately 40 years old.
QUESTION Yvonne Lawrence, Newburgh, N.Y., would
like to know where to purchase a rhubarb and soda mixture
used for indigestion. She used to purchase it in a pharmacy
but finds the New York pharmacies don’t stock it anymore.
QUESTION Mrs. William Pierce, Palmyra, would tike to
know where to purchase antique two-bottom dishes for crock
type chicken water fountains. Must be white with 10-inch top
and 8-inch bottom.
QUESTION Esther Miller, Coatesville, and Edgar Jack
son, Ligonier, would like to know how to puff wheat, rice, corn,
and other grains for making cereal. Esther writes that when
she visited Europe, the Austrians especially served puffed
cereals and one of her favorites was puffed peas served with
QUESTlON—Patricia Varchol, Reinholds, writes that she
started plants from seed for her large garden. She used a
commercial planting mix for starting the seed, grew the plants
under lights for 15 hours a day, watered from the bottom and
watered only enough to keep them from drying out. She had a
great germination rate, but since then has lost almost all the
seedlings to damping off. Every time she has tried to start
seeds, the seedlings met the same fate.
She knows it's too late this season, but are there tips or
tricks to try next year to keep this from happening?
QUESTION —Kay McGrath, 68 Hunter St., Tamaqua, Pa.,
writes that she found an antique in the attic of a deceased
relative. She believes it is a spinning wheel loom. She has a
picture of it if someone collects such objects.
QUESTION Paul Early, R.R. 1, Box 632 A, Annville, Pa.
17008 has a hopper to a wheelbarrow grass seeder that was
made in the 19205. He would like to hear from someone who
has the wheelbarrow part or he would be willing to sell the
QUESTION Ruth Dundore would like the book with the
following poems: Brier Rose, The Old Man Goes To School,
The Station Agent's Store, and The Last Hymn. It was pub
lished about 1900.
QUESTION Maxine Tutton, Fort Royal, Va., would like
the address for a mail order company that sells patterns for
closing that fits cement lawn geese that are so popular now.
Rad Oooaa Rd.
QUESTION—JuIia Rissler, Mohnton, would like Sue Bar
ton books by Helen D. Boylston, especially Sue Barton,
Superintendent of Nurses. Call (717) 484-0515, or write to
Julia at 448 Orchard Rd., Mohnton, PA 19540.
QUESTION —George Rousis, Bally, hopes to move to the
Midwest or Montana in a few years. He'd like to know how to
find out weather temperature highs and lows, rainfall, and
snowfall for the individual states during the past 10 years.
QUESTION —Jenny Palovitch of Lancaster County would
like to purchase a wrought iron bench that wraps around a
tree. It may be new or used.
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Rd. 1, Box 167
QUESTION Several years ago, Harold R. Stoudt of
Hamburg purchased aluminum-clad electric fence wire by
direct shipment from South Star Industries in Tenn. The deal
er discontinued his business. Does anyone know of the com
pany or one that sells similar high quality aluminum clad male
able steel wire? It did not recoil when unspooled and could be
QUESTION A Lehighton reader would like to know the
market price for goose and duck eggs.
QUESTION—Marian Mosemann, Summit Hill, would like
to know where to purchase gift boxes for jellies and breads.
Candy boxes are too small.
ANSWER A Lebanon reader wanted to know where to
purchase a Kistka, an instrument that resembles an old-time
fountain pen that is used to apply the wax for egg decoration.
Thanks to Deidre Welisewitz, Remington, N.J., wirtes that a
kistka and all pysanky (Easter egg decorating) needs may be
found in a very complete 1995 spring catalogue called Pys
anky Our Specialty, Hanusey Music and Gifts, 244 W. Girard
Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19123 (215) 627-3093, FAX (609)
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